Abbreviations and Symbols

Bibliographical Abbreviations

79-7-8 etc.tablets in the collections of the British Museum
Atablets in the collections of Istanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri
AfOArchiv für Orientforschung
ALAO. Pedersén, Archives and Libraries in the City of Assur I-II
AOATAlter Orient und Altes Testament
ARETArchivi Reali di Ebla, Testi
ARMArchives royales de Mari
ASJActa Sumerologica (Japan, Hiroshima)
AsTB. Menzel, Assyrische Tempel, Band II (Rome 1981)
BABeiträge zur Assyriologie
BabBabyloniaca: Études de philologie assyro-babylonienne
BaMBaghdader Mitteilungen
BBRH. Zimmern, Beiträge zur Kenntnis der babylonischen Religion I, II
BiOrBibliotheca Orientalis
BMtablets in the collections of the British Museum
CAG. van Driel, The Cult of Aššur (Assen 1969)
CADChicago Assyrian Dictionary
Cohen CLM. Cohen, The Canonical Lamentations of Ancient Mesopotamia
Cohen EršemmaM. Cohen, Sumerian Hymnology: The Eršemma
CRRAIRencontre assyriologique intemationale, comptes rendus
CTCuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum
DSfield numbers of tablets excavated at Dur-Šarrukin
ETCSLElectronic Text Corpus of the Sumerian Literature
Fs BorgerStefan Maul (ed.), Festschrift für Rykle Borger (Groningen 1998)
Geerscopies of Kuyunjik tablets by F.W. Geers
GPAJ. N. Postgate, The Governor's Palace Archive (London 1973)
JCSJournal of Cuneiform Studies
JNESJournal of Near Eastern Studies
Ktablets in the collections of the British Museum
KAHO. Schroeder, Keilschrifttexte aus Assur historischen Inhalts
KARE. Ebeling, Keilschrifttexte aus Assur religiösen Inhalts
Kitablets in the collections of the British Museum
LachmanAVStudies ... in Honor of E. R. Lachman (Winona Lake 1982)
LASS. Parpola, Letters from Assyrian Scholars I, II
Luckenbill Senn. D. D. Luckenbill, The Annals of Sennacherib (OIP 2, Chicago 1924)
MARIMari. Annales des Recherches Interdisciplinaires
MARVMittelassyrische Rechts-und Verwaltungsurkunde
Menzel TempelB. Menzel, Assyrische Tempel I, II (Rome 1981)
MVA(e)GMitteilungen der Vorderasiatisch-Ägyptischen Gesellschaft
N.A.B.U. Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires
ND field numbers of tablets excavated at Nimrud
OIP Oriental Institute Publications
Or Orientalia, Nova Series
PKTA E. Ebeling, Parfümrezepte und kultische Texte aus Assur (Rome 1952)
PNA The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (Helsinki 1998-)
R H. C. Rawlinson, The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia
RA Revue d'assyriologie
RAcc. F. Thureau-Dangin, Rituels accadiens (Paris 1921)
RCAEL. Waterman, Royal Correspondence of the Assyrian Empire, I-IV
RIAA See Speleers Recueil
RIMA Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, Assyrian Periods
RIME Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, Early Periods
Rmtablets in the collections of the British Museum
SAA State Archives of Assyria
SAAB State Archives of Assyria Bulletin
SAALT State Archives of Assyria Literary Texts
SAAS State Archives of Assyria Studies
Sm tablets in the collections of the British Museum
Speelers Recueil L. Speleers, Recueil des inscriptions de l' Asie Antérieure ... à Bruxelles
STT O.R. Gurney, J.J. Finkelstein and P. Hulin, The Sultantepe Tablets I-II
s.u. field numbers of tablets excavated at Sultantepe
SVAT E. Ebeling, Stiftungen und Vorschriften für assyrische Tempel
Takultu R. Frankena, Tākultu. De sacrale maaltijd in bet assyrische ritueel
VAT tablets in the collections of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin
vs Vorderasiatische Schriftdenkmäler
ZAZeitschrift für Assyriologie

Other Abbreviations and Symbols

DNdivine name
GNgeographical name
MAMiddle Assyrian
NANeo-Assyrian
NBNeo-Babylonian
coll.collated, collation
e.edge
mng.meaning
obv.obverse
r., rev.reverse
rdg.reading
unpub.unpublished
!Collation
!!emendation
?uncertain reading
:.cuneiform division marks
*graphic variants (see LAS I p. XX)
0uninscribed space or nonexistent sign
xbroken or undeciphered sign
( )supplied word or sign
(( ))sign erroneously added by scribe
[[ ]]erasure
+joined to
(+)indirect join
see also
//paralleled by; duplicated or composite text

Simo Parpola

Simo Parpola, 'Abbreviations and Symbols', Assyrian Royal Rituals and Cultic Texts, SAA 20. Original publication: Winona Laka, IN, Eisenbrauns, 2017; online contents: SAAo/SAA20 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.org/saa20abbreviationsandsymbols/]

 
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